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Initial Reaction: Can’t spin much positive in latest wave of defections

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The Big East has died about five times now. Once when Pitt and Syracuse left, again when Notre Dame bounced and, of course, when Louisville got the ACC invite over UConn. Each move — even the Louisville defection — caused a gross overreaction in Connecticut. We all knew UConn football was in trouble, but despite […] [Read More]
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Report: Seven Catholic schools to leave Big East

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The future of the seven catholic Big East schools is expected to be decided within days, according to an ESPN report, and sources said it would be “an upset” if they remained in the league. The New York Post reported Thursday morning that the seven schools — Marquette, Villanova, St. John’s, Providence, Seton Hall, DePaul […] [Read More]
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Final Exam Week: UConn frontcourt by the numbers

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There’s no single winning formula, but a drastic imbalance between the frontcourt and backcourt usually isn’t a good thing. This year in Storrs, it’s inevitable. UConn’s backcourt — Shabazz Napier, Ryan Boatright, Omar Calhoun and R.J. Evans — has accounted for 65 percent of the team’s scoring and an alarming 78 percent of its free […] [Read More]
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ESPN Report: A-10 open to expansion

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The seven Big East catholic schools are interested in leaving. The Atlantic 10 is interested in expanding. So…? According to ESPN’s Andy Katz, the A-10 has discussed the possibility of a 21-team league should the non-football Big East schools become “free agents.” The A-10, which has already added Butler and Virginia Commonwealth, could take a […] [Read More]
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Recruiting roundup: UConn offers Amida Brimah, Kameron Rooks

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After missing out on Noah Vonleh and Brandon Austin, UConn is stuck on two commitments — Kentan Facey and Terrence Samuel — for the class of 2013. Fox Sports national recruiting analyst Evan Daniels said Facey “will give (UConn) some minutes right away.” “From a rebounding, shot-blocking standpoint, he can help them,” Daniels said. “He’s […] [Read More]
Categories: Recruiting

Report: Non-football schools meet with Aresco

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The seven Big East catholic schools — all non-football members — met with league commissioner Mike Aresco Sunday to “express their concern with the direction of the conference,” according to a report confirmed by ESPN.com. From the ESPN story:  Sources said the seven schools discussed a number of options but most importantly wanted to have […] [Read More]
Categories: News

The ConnCast: Napier vs. Price, Kemba vs. Ben Gordon and more

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Sparked by last week’s question regarding the professional careers of Shabazz Napier and A.J. Price, we examine similar scenarios in this week’s ConnCast. The News-Times’ Chris Brodeur and I debate the following topics: Better pro career — Napier or Price? Hasheem Thabeet or Alex Oriakhi? Kemba Walker or Ben Gordon? Andre Drummond or Emeka Okafor? […] [Read More]
Categories: Podcasts

Lamb recalled to Thunder

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Jeremy Lamb’s stay in Tulsa has been cut short — at least for now. Lamb, sent to the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Developmental League on Nov. 29, was called back to the Oklahoma City Thunder Monday afternoon, according to Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard scored a team-high 21 points in […] [Read More]
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